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Jeff Ruby: Help me buy SK football equipment to replace what was lost in fire

November 3, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- A little more than a week after Simon Kenton High School's football team lost its equipment in a fire, restaurateur Jeff Ruby has stepped up to help the Pioneers get new uniforms. In a Tweet, Ruby solicited donations from individuals so ...

Neighboring schools replace damaged high school football equipment

October 24, 2014 by WKRC TV Cincinnati

WKRC TV CincinnatiSenior offensive tackle, Christian Olmstead, said that was when neighboring Northern Kentucky high schools stepped up to the plate. Instead of wearing the familiar Simon Kenton helmets, the Pioneers will be wearing those of Beechwood, Boone County, ...

Rivals rescue Simon Kenton football team after fire

October 24, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- The Simon Kenton football team wore other schools' helmets and shoulder pads Friday night after a locker room fire ruined theirs and their rivals came to the rescue. Nine schools contributed equipment so the 8-1 Pioneers could play ...

After fire, the game goes on for Simon Kenton thanks to rivals' donations

October 24, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiThey're playing an out-of-town team. He said in a way, it's Northern Kentucky against the outsiders. Holmes High School Coach Ben Nevels happens to be a Simon Kenton graduate, but he said he'd empty his spare gear room for any team in his alma mater's ...

Simon Kenton football program scrambles to find equipment after fire

October 23, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT Cincinnati"All our football uniforms, all of the helmets, their shoes, all of their football pads, shoulder pads, all of that stuff had significant smoke and soot on their clothing," said Kenton County Schools spokeswoman Jess Dykes. "At dismissal, we weren't sure if we were ...

Simon Kenton takes charge in Class 6A

October 4, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- For just over a half, Campbell County proved a worthy challenger to dethrone Simon Kenton for the top spot in the Class 6A district standings. Then senior linebacker Chris Hicks ripped a fumble away from the Camels, and with it, the title of Northern Kentucky's best large-school team as the Pioneers scored 35 straight second-half points to win, 45-14, Friday night at Chlorine Menefee Stadium in Independence. Campbell County trailed just 10-7 at halftime and was already on the Simon ...

Gary Chestnut, man paralyzed in October crash in Independence dies

September 1, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOIn October, Anthony Scott Wagner Jr., of Cincinnati, was driving a Ford Taurus on Madison Pike at about 6 a.m. when he lost control and hit a pick up truck, according to the Independence police department. Chestnut and two other people in their 20s were ...

Police talk to teen behind Louisville Purge hoax

August 18, 2014 by WFSB

15 between Simon Kenton High School and St. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon Kenton in Independence, Kentucky. "We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. X all day and all morning," said ...

Threat of Louisville 'Purge' brings St. Xavier football scrimmage to Simon Kenton

August 16, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Saint Xavier High School football players from Louisville played a scrimmage football game in Independence, Ky. Saturday morning after a social media scare that never was. "We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. X all day and all morning," Jessica Dykes with Simon Kenton High School told WAVE television in Louisville. "Ultimately we made the decision based on what was best for our kids and the safety of the students." "The Purge," and its ...

Simon Kenton HS postpones scrimmage at St. X over 'The Purge' th - WSMV ...

August 16, 2014 by WSMV Nashville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Threats of random violence in Louisville tied to The Purge horror movies have caused Simon Kenton High School to move a varsity football scrimmage scheduled for tonight at St. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon ...

A HS Football Scrimmage In Louisville Was Postponed Due To Fear Of A ...

August 15, 2014 by College Spun

The football teams from St. Xavier High School, an all-boys school in Louisville, and Simon Kenton High School, located in Independence, Ky., were scheduled to have a scrimmage Friday evening at St. X's. However, due to social media threats based on the ...

Throngs at race prove that NKY Hates Heroin

June 8, 2014 by

An honor student before graduating from Conner High School, she fought addiction for six years before overdosing a year ago, at 24, said her sister, Jessica Tomlin. "There have just been too many young lives lost, even since my sister died," Tomlin said.

Northern Ky. hosts walk to fight heroin abuse

June 7, 2014 by WKRC TV Cincinnati

WKRC TV CincinnatiINDEPENDENCE, Ky. (WKRC) -- More than 1,000 people hit the streets to bring attention to heroin abuse. The "Northern Kentucky Hates Heroin Walk" was Saturday in Independence. Runners stepped off at Simon Kenton High School. They're raising money ...

Senior prank puts Ky. high school up for sale

May 22, 2014 by USA TODAY

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Simon Kenton High School's graduating seniors have an enterprising plan to pay for college expenses. They just put their school up for sale. According to a Craigslist ad posted around 9 p.m. Wednesday, the graduating class of 2014 ...

Pioneers slam short Panther squad 3-0 at regional

October 29, 2013 by Madison Courier

Madison CourierINDEPENDENCE, Ky. - Carroll County's run in the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament was a short one thanks to the powerful hitters from Simon Kenton. Amarah Nicholson and Kaitlin Murray led the charge for the host Pioneers, who rolled over Carroll ...

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